Big Up for the Week

Big Up for the Week
This week we want to Big up all our fans from Russia, and all the hot beds of reggae Moscow and St. Petersburg

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

One of the Biggest artists in the world doesn't sing or rap but sure is funky ...what is Skrillex

Welcome to the wild world of Skrillex.

Considered one of the top artists in the world Skrillex is the stage name of Sonny John Moore who performs to tens of thousands at concerts worldwide however Skrillex, is not a singer, rapper or even a dancer, he is a super producer who is known in the dance world as the wiz kid, specializing in hard house, electronic dance music and dub step, he is a favourite on dance floors everywhere.

Many consider Skrillex as responsible for bringing the dub step genre to the mainstream music community this year.

In November 2011, he was nominated for a total of 5 Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and won three: "Best Dance/Electronica Album," "Best Dance Recording," and "Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical". In December  2011, he was  named MTV's Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year.

We feature him because he his obviously influenced by reggae and dance hall music (check the hook on this song). A lot of his melodies and samples often feature Jamaican slang even his last Grammy Award winning album was titled Bangarang (obviously an ode to past Prime Minister Bruce Golding).
I love this song it is catchy but what weird visuals, these dance people are krazy, not really what I would expect from the vocals but with dance music it looks like anything goes, the hook...."Are you ready for the Ruffneck Bass" without a doubt is maaaahd.

Skrillex has gone even further into his experimentation with reggae with the recent compilation with Damion Junior Gong Marley  called "Make it Bun Dem"

We are not really feeling this one but if you are into hardcore dub step you might catch a vibe off it.

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